Part of speech:
To be an ancestor of
(Formal) To stop doing (something).
To cease or suspend an action temporarily:
The definition of abstain is choosing to not do something.
To stay clear of; go around or away from:
To refuse to accept or do something, esp. in a way that is formally polite
To cease (from an action); stop; abstain
Endure is defined as to put up with or to undergo.
To go before in place, time, or degree; precede
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To fail or neglect (to do something):
To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with:
To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
To envelop, enfold, entangle, or embarrass.
To consume, expend, or exhaust by use
To share some of the properties of something else:
To give way to one's own desires; indulge oneself (in something)
To carry farther; extend
(Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
To remain in a state or condition; stay:
To hold oneself back
The definition of a forebear is a person's ancestor.
To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
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